Headquartered at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan International Airlines was formally known as PIA or Pakistan International. It is the national flag carrier and a state-owned enterprise of the Government of Pakistan, and believes in the maxim of “Great people to fly with.”
PIA's fleets of modern aircraft are spacious, comfortable, and adhere to all the safety standards. It operates a range of advanced aircraft, ranging from the worlds preferred Boeing 777and Boeing 747 to the super-quiet Airbus A310 and Boeing 737, ATR42.
PIA Airlines serves 30 domestic and 36 international destinations in 28 countries across Asia, Europe and North America from its home bases of Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar in Pakistan. Dubai is a major focus city for the, airline with flights connecting Dera Ghazi Khan, Faisalabad, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar and Quetta.
On Board Facilities
PIA Airlines operates a three class configuration on its domestic routes: Business Plus, Economy Plus+ and Economy. However, there are only two classes on international flights: Business Plus and Economy. People who like to read can enjoy the in-flight magazine, Humsafar (Urdu for "travel companion") and, can enjoy the special meals to that take into account the various dietary and religious needs of passengers. It does not serve alcohol or pork due to religious law. There is an array of in-flight entertainment facilities for you to enjoy.
You can avail the facility of Business Plus Lounges at all international and major domestic stations. For the comfort of Business Class passengers, PIA has its own exclusive Business Plus Lounges at Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad airports. Every flight is equipped with the latest magazines and newspapers, Internet access, cable television, and snacks, so you can enjoy the best of Pakistani traditions in a modern, comfortable environment and the passenger can also avail the exclusive porter services to receive priority baggage tags as well as priority boarding facilities.
You can conveniently book your tickets online and can even opt for special and customized meal in advance on board.
Before You Leave Home
Ensure that you meet the baggage limit requirements for Economy Class, which is one piece with a maximum of 20 kg per passenger, Economy Plus class with One Piece of luggage with maximum of 25 kg per passenger, and finally Business Plus with two Pieces of luggage per passenger with total weight of two pieces not exceeding 30 Kg. Before stepping out, also ensure that you check the flight-status to adjust your schedule.